GLOBAL SUPERSTAR RETURNS TO THE STAGE FOR HER FIRST PERFORMANCE OF
NEW MUSIC ON TELEVISION IN MORE THAN FOUR YEARS
HOSTED BY KELLY CLARKSON, THE “2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” AIRS
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT ON NBC
SANTA MONICA, CA (April 19, 2019) – dick clark productions and NBC announced today that revolutionary global icon Madonna will take the stage with Latin superstar Maluma for the worldwide television premiere performance of their brand-new track “Medellín” at the “2019 Billboard Music Awards.” Madonna and Maluma join previously announced performers BTS featuring Halsey, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Daigle, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Panic! At The Disco and Sam Smith & Normani, as well as 2019 ICON Award recipient Mariah Carey. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.
Returning to the award show performance stage with new music for the first time in over four years, four-time BBMA winner Madonna last performed on the Billboard Music Awards in 2016 with a tribute to Prince. Maluma will be making his BBMA debut. “Medellín” is the first track from Madonna’s highly anticipated 14th studio album Madame X which will be released on June 14.
Talent Billboard Chart Facts:
Queen of Pop Madonna has long been royalty on Billboard’s charts. The superstar was named the most successful solo artist in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, based on a special ranking to honor the chart’s anniversary last summer, and holds the record for the most top 10 hits of all time among all artists on the Hot 100 (with 38). Further, she also holds the record for the most No. 1s by an artist on any single Billboard chart (46 on the Dance Club Songs tally). Throughout her career, the Billboard Music Award-winner has claimed eight No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 (of 21 top 10s in total) and 12 No. 1s on the Hot 100. Further, she continues to hold the Billboard Boxscore record as the highest-grossing female touring artist ever, with over $1.3 billion earned from her concerts.
Since Maluma’s Billboard chart debut a little more than five years ago, he’s scored 12 No. 1s on the Latin Airplay chart, a pair of No. 1s on the Hot Latin Songs chart, and has seen both of his albums hit No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums tally. In 2018 he scored both his first top 40 effort on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, and his first top 40 single on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. In total, his catalog of songs have collected nearly 2 billion on-demand streams in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
“Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through March 7, 2019. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” are sponsored by T-Mobile.
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